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What do I need to replace power supply I need upgrade the power supply what connectors do I need
The numbers you gave show a 250 watt power supply. Sounds small to me. Replacement is pretty straightforward. If you have a Fry's electronics around they will have it. If you can get it online check Newegg, I have bought many items from them.
A Retail box purchase will have instructions, many extras including many types of wiring and connectors, etc. OEM probably no instructions but wiring should be there. The OEM type is for experts putting it together. But it is like I said, very easy to replace. First thing unplug unit (computer) first. Then press the start button on the computer this should discharge any electricity left. then take screws off making notes where they came from and sizing. Best not to do on carpet screws will get lost in it. unplug the wiring to the power supply, and then do the reverse. Assuming you bought the unit already, if not take that unit to electronic store to match, Best Buy also would have some.
Then put it all back together. Lets us know how it went.
Posted on Oct 17, 2013
You either need a cutting edge power supply or an older one The only thing you need to know is are you using mostly sata hard drives or ide hard-drives and does the graphics card require an extra plug Most power supplies have enough connections for most situations. I buy mine at Tiger Direct (Canada). In the USA many buy from NewEgg. Many other after market places exist so prices may vary. I like to have many y connectors to split the power or switch a connector back to ide power wires etc.
Posted on Oct 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Buy a generic case that will accept the power supply you need. Of course you will need to transfer everything from the old case to the new case.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
First, let me say for the record that I would recommend listening to HP even though it sounds like their just covering their buts. If you choose not to listen to HP, here's a couple of good links to information on the additional 4 pins. It looks like the extra pins are for extra power requirements like dual SLI graphics boards for example.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
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